Tally’s Silver Spoon receives Restaurant of the Year Award

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SIOUX FALLS, SD – Through its Restaurant of the Year Award, the South Dakota Pork Producers Council (SDPPC) recognizes restaurant owners and managers for their efforts in preparing and promoting quality pork products. This year Tally’s Silver Spoon of Rapid City, South Dakota received this award on January 15, 2015 during the 46th Annual Pork Congress Awards Luncheon at the Sioux Falls Ramkota.

In The 1930’s The Bright Spot Cafe, opened by Tally and Betty Winter occupied what was then referred to as the Duhamel Corner. The name was later changed to Tally’s, as that was how many downtown business owners who would meet for coffee referred to it. The Winters passed the restaurant down to their sons who remodeled and gave it a more popular diner style setting while retaining the local comfort and home cooking people of Rapid City had come to expect.

Today Chef Benjamin Klinkel owns the Rapid City landmark and is creating a new style of restaurant he has dubbed the Fine Diner. With an atmosphere that resembles the casual comfort of a diner where one might expect blueberry pancake (Tally’s original recipe) bacon, egg and a hot cup of coffee along with a copy of the Rapid City Journal for under five dollars, but with a more modern clean and sophisticated look. Lunch starts to take a more refined approach to revisited classics like the chicken and dumplings. Old favorites like the cheese soup on Fridays are joined by lighter options like the spicy basil vegetable soup. And, you can still pick your favorite homemade pie from the original pie case. Healthy choices are created daily in the form of the “Silver Spoon” lunch special made with lettuces and produce grown specifically for Tally’s Silver Spoon by a local farm.

Wine and beer are offered and served by a knowledgeable and well trained service staff. The Wine menu ranges from modest to extravagant with selections for those just beginning to familiarize with wine drinking and for aficionados alike. A rotating selection of craft beers is also available on tap. Prix fixe menus referred to as the Indecision menu are available as chef choice for those more adventurous diners at ten dollars a course.

Shopping is something Chef Benjamin pays very close attention to, seeking out the best ingredients available, locally whenever possible and specialty imports from small producers all over the world. The bounty of which is displayed throughout the breakfast and lunch menus and rotates seasonally at dinner to maintain a vibrant, eloquent and sophisticated fare unique to Rapid City. In the evening the windows that made The Bright Spot bright are the same that bring into view the beauty of downtown Rapid City nights while you dine.

The Tally’s Silver Spoon is open seven days a week opening at 7 AM serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. The Tally’s has 35 employees that are ready to serve our guests. To read more about the history of the Tally’s Silver Spoon or to check out the menu and weekly features visit the web-site tallyssilverspoon.com, check out their Facebook page or call them at 605-342-7621 to make reservations.